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slurry

noun slur·ry \ ˈslər-ē , ˈslə-rē \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of slurry

plural slurries
:a watery mixture of insoluble matter (such as mud, lime, or plaster of paris)

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Origin and Etymology of slurry

Middle English slory

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slurry

verb

Definition of slurry

slurried; slurrying
transitive verb
:to convert into a slurry

First Known Use of slurry

1947

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SLURRY Defined for English Language Learners

slurry

noun

Definition of slurry for English Language Learners

  • : a thick mixture of water and another substance (such as mud or lime)


Medical Dictionary

slurry

noun slur·ry \ ˈslər-ē, ˈslə-rē \

medical Definition of slurry

plural slurries
:a watery mixture of insoluble matter

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